Samsung Galaxy S5 with QHD display, Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM shows up in Hong Kong pricing database
posted by Luis D. / May 09, 2014, 7:08 AM
If the recent leaks from Apple are doing a great job with confusing you about the upcoming iPhone's varieties and ship dates, just check out what's going on with Samsung and the elusive Galaxy S5 Prime. Not long ago, it was regarded by Samsung's CEO of mobile, J.K. Shin himself as complete nonsense, yet here we are, staring at this listing from a Hong Kong pricing database. What looks like the good and not-so-old Galaxy S5 at first glance is named “SM-G906S” - a model name that we've already spotted in a benchmark, an Indian import-export website, a screenshot, and some other occasions.
The phone is complemented by a familiar, mouth-watering set of specs - QHD display (2560x1440), Snapdragon 805 CPU, 3GB RAM, 16MP camera, and a yet unheard of Android 4.4.3 KitKat. Sadly or not, there are no hints of metal to be found, aside from the side frame, which casts a chrome sheen. Then again, product images like this tend to look quite artificial, so we don't trust them for deducing more subtle details like this. The phone is priced at a $647 US (5,020 Hong Kong dollars), which doesn't seem too unrealistic.
Regardless, it is an increasingly persistent rumor now that Samsung intends to counter the LG G3's impending announcement by introducing a more powerful version of the Galaxy S5 soon after. However, there's the possibility that this alleged spec-warrior will remain a South Korean exclusive for a while. We'll probably learn what's about to happen with the Galaxy S4 soon after the LG G3's announcement, and perhaps a myriad of similar leaks later.
source: Price.hk via SamMobile
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I really hope this is a thing, I'd love for a QHD Samsung phone to make it's way to my pockets.
posted on May 09, 2014, 7:10 AM 12
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if it was Sony every one would complain about they just got first S5 just a week ago
posted on May 09, 2014, 8:36 AM 1
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Price doesn't seem too bad for me at least.
posted on May 09, 2014, 7:15 AM 2
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I bet everyone that bought the S5 has a really sore butthole now ... like me!
posted on May 09, 2014, 7:26 AM 4
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The only things I would like are the 3gb of ram and the newer 805 CPU/GPU. To me the FHD 1920x1080 display is just fine.
posted on May 09, 2014, 8:43 AM 2
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I really don't understand what's so mouth watering about QHD and how faster it will drain your batteries, when compared to FullHD.
posted on May 09, 2014, 7:40 AM 4
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Then you haven't seen QHD. While there are vast hordes of morons on the Internet who think the eye cannot resolve anything beyond "retina", the eye actually can see well above 500dpi. Having a denser display is easier to read and nicer to look at.
posted on May 09, 2014, 4:35 PM 1
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Poor S5 owner.
posted on May 09, 2014, 8:00 AM 2
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Its not like we did not hear multiple stories of higher specs coming. I think the people that should be upset are those not read Phone arena or similar sites. I don't think they will care. He did say no S5 prime, but did hint at higher "premium" devices. Still kind of sketchy and misleading, but you can read between the lines. Higher specs are coming. They always are
posted on May 09, 2014, 8:12 AM 2
Posts: 320; Member since: Jan 26, 2011
I knew it, it's just like last year S5 LTE A, S4 LTE A only was available in Korea & certain parts of Asia with LTE Advance. No where else. I knew the S5 Prime thing was people that didn't know what they were talking about.
posted on May 09, 2014, 8:47 AM 0
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